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Speaker Profile

Cindy Chavez

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Cindy Chavez became executive director of Working Partnerships USA – Silicon Valley’s unique non-profit social change organization founded by labor, faith and community groups – in 2009 after eight years’ service on the San Jose City Council including two as vice mayor. At Working Partnerships she is focused on developing and advocating for policies that address racial and economic injustice. Under her leadership the organization has added safety training for low-wage workers to its menu of leadership development programs, begun crafting health policies designed to address obesity-related conditions that disproportionately affect the poor in Santa Clara County and reinvigorated Working Partnerships’ government accountability work by making its community budget training programs more widely available.